Doug Justus Auto Center Chooses Jenkins & Stiles and Studio Four Design for Development of New Dealership Facility

Three Knoxville based companies collaborate to deliver modern design to the Airport Motor Mile

Studio Four Design - Doug Justus Auto Center

The all-new 4,680 sq. ft. Doug Justus Auto Center differentiates itself from traditional pre-owned automotive dealers by providing a contemporary interior and exterior design similar to the approach that many new, modern auto dealerships have embraced.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. August 23, 2016 – Doug Justus Auto Center, Inc., a Knoxville-based automotive dealership with a focus on providing quality pre-owned vehicles at a fair price has officially completed an all-new 4,680 sq. ft. automotive center. In partnership with Jenkins & Stiles, LLC, one of Knoxville’s top leading full service construction companies and Studio Four Design, a top architecture and design firm, the new modern-designed automotive dealership center is now open to the public.

The automotive facility began construction in April and is conveniently located on Alcoa Highway at 872 Mimosa Heights Dr. in Louisville, Tennessee. The layout and design elements produced by Studio Four Design, were created with a focus on the automotive customer. The new facility differentiates itself from traditional pre-owned automotive dealers by providing a contemporary interior and exterior design similar to the approach that many new, modern auto dealerships have embraced. The center provides a state-of-the-art showroom, a comfortable and inviting lounge space for customers that offers stations for web browsing the auto inventory, and brand new staff offices.

“The process of collaborating with Studio Four Design and Jenkins & Stiles on the building design and construction was flawless,” said Doug Justus, president & CEO of Doug Justus Auto Center. “Their commitment and dedication to our project demonstrates why they are so reputable in their industries.”

“We had two clear messages for Doug – attract customers and reflect the Doug Justus brand,” said Stacy Cox, president of Studio Four Design. “Adapting this vision to trends in the automotive industry helped us better translate the design to Doug’s target audience. Modern, simple designs resonate with customers at automotive centers, so we incorporated that style into the floor plan design and interior space. We truly worked as partners to bring to life the vision Doug had for the new space.”

Studio Four Design and Jenkins & Stiles delivered a space with intuitive design that is furnished in a modern, yet functional fashion. The illuminated red letters against the bright yellow custom canopy at the front of the building fits the sleek design of the space and reflects the established Doug Justus brand. In addition to its eye-catching exterior design, the automotive center features a state-of-the-art interior, making use of natural light and modern interior design.

“We stand by our primary value that the customer comes first,” said Bart Jenkins, president of Jenkins & Stiles, LLC. “Working collaboratively with Doug and the Studio Four team in this partnership helped us construct a building that not only met Doug’s expectations for design and quality, but was also delivered within his requirements for budget and schedule.”

Additional support for the project was provided by Prosim Engineering, as structural engineer; West, Welch, Reed Engineers, Inc., as mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineers; and Camel Canvas, as developer of the custom canopy.

About Doug Justus Auto Center, Inc.

Doug Justus Auto Center is a Knoxville-based automobile dealership that specializes in Japanese imports and Volvos. Built on the belief that purchasing pre-owned vehicles should be simple, Doug Justus Auto Center employs non-commissioned sales staff to ensure the customer experience is pleasant and without pressure. With more than 300 vehicles in stock, the auto center offers a large selection to match customer needs with the appropriately priced and equipped automobile. Located on the Alcoa Highway Airport Motor Mile near the Pellissippi junction, Doug Justus Auto Center is committed to offering quality vehicles at a fair price. For more information on Doug Justus Auto Center, visit http://www.dougjustus.com/ or call 865-281-1540.

About Jenkins & Stiles, LLC

In 2006, Jenkins & Stiles, LLC was established as a full service construction company to provide the highest quality commercial construction in today’s market.  The company has built its trademark of providing quality commercial and specialty projects on time and in budget throughout the past ten years. Founded on the principal value of being customer focused, that purpose has driven the company to excellence in every aspect of its business. The company has completed projects in the following states: Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio, Texas, Colorado, New York, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Mississippi, Idaho, Washington, DC, and Nebraska. For more information on Jenkins & Stiles, LLC, visit http://www.jenkinsstiles.com/.

About Studio Four Design Inc.

Since 2002, Studio Four Design has served as a premiere architectural and interior design firm to the Greater Knoxville Area. Their guiding principal is Design Matters and their goal is to go beyond expectations to provide design solutions that positively impact their client’s lives and organizations. Their team has worked on a variety of projects over the last decade that includes: churches, educational facilities, restaurants, retail buildings, athletic venues and much more. Studio Four Design takes pride and dedication in all of their projects they serve.  To find out more, call 865-523-5001 or visit http://studiofourdesign.com.

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Studio Four Design Makes Debut on Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 List

Knoxville architectural and interior design company earns national recognition

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Aug. 18, 2016 – Studio Four Design, a leading architectural and interior design firm in Knoxville, has received the distinction of being named to Inc. 5000’s prestigious list of fastest growing businesses for 2016. The company has created a wide variety of challenging and innovative design projects for a number of clients while fully expanding its portfolio into a wide variety of industry expertise.

Studio Four Design provides architectural expertise and interior design for commercial, higher education, industrial, religious, residential, and retail clients on local, regional and national levels. Recognition for the innovative design elements that the company brings to its clients and their ongoing growth has enabled Studio Four Design to be ranked at number 4015 on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing businesses.

“Making the Inc. 5000 list for the first time is absolutely an honor for our amazing team at Studio Four Design. We have worked hard to expand our offerings and we strive to showcase the designs that we create for our clients,” said Stacy Cox, president of Studio Four Design. “We are proud to be able to expand our footprint in the 22 states in which we now conduct business. While our growth has been phenomenal, we could not be where we are today without our clients, and we are extremely excited about what is ahead for the future of our company.”

For design inquiries and to learn more about Studio Four Design and the company’s unique offering of architectural and interior design solutions, visit the website at studiofourdesign.com.

About Studio Four Design Inc.

Since 2002, Studio Four Design has served as a premiere architectural and interior design firm to the Greater Knoxville Area. Their guiding principal is ‘Design Matters’ and their goal is to go beyond expectations to provide design solutions that positively impact their client’s lives and organizations. Their team has worked on a variety of projects over the last decade that includes: churches, educational facilities, restaurants, retail buildings, athletic venues and much more. Studio Four Design takes pride and dedication in all of their projects they serve.  To find out more, call 865-523-5001 or visit http://studiofourdesign.com.

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Heather Ripley
Ripley PR
865-977-1973
hripley@ripleypr.com

Studio Four Design Ensures Brand Consistency for Growing Pie Franchise

Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop retains Knoxville architectural design firm

Studio Four Design - Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop

The store design for Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop, developed by Studio Four Design, is based on a southern traditional aesthetic to reflect the roots of the franchise owners Scott and Meredith Layton.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. July 18, 2016 – Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop selected Studio Four Design, a top architecture firm in Knoxville, to aid the development of additional franchised locations nationwide. Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop owners Scott and Meredith Layton opened their first location in Knoxville in 2013, and began franchising in early 2014.

After previously working with Studio Four Design on their own home, the Layton’s consulted the firm to develop a concept that preserves the brand continuity which is now reflected in the four Buttermilk Sky Pie Shops locations in the southern U.S.

“Working with Studio Four Design has been an important component in our franchise expansion efforts as the overall look and feel of each new location must reflect our brand standards,” says Scott Layton, owner of Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop. “When we opened our first location, people approached us about franchising. Meredith and I knew we wanted to maintain our brand identity, so we pursued that concept with careful consideration. While every nook and cranny in each of these locations may not be identical, each store does need to feel like it’s a part of the bigger family. Studio Four Design team helped us to realize that goal, keeping our image consistent even despite the variation in construction, property and design costs that were unique to each area.”

“Scott and Meredith wanted a store design that reflected their southern roots in a simple, yet stated way,” said Michael Keller, principal and CFO of Studio Four Design. “We developed what we call a ‘Modern Garden & Gun’ concept which maintains the southern tradition aesthetic of Scott and Meredith’s family by integrating old stained sliding doors and heirloom pieces with more modern elements like subway tiles. We wanted to create a design guide that could be simulated in various building layouts and still communicate the familial foundation of their business.”

To learn more about Studio Four Design’s project with Buttermilk Sky Pie, visit www.studiofourdesign.com/project/buttermilk-sky.

About Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop

Inspired by two very special grandmothers with a fondness and talent for baking pies, Scott and Meredith Layton opened the original Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop in Knoxville, Tennessee in 2012. Franchising soon after in 2014, the pie shop now has four franchise locations in Knoxville and Franklin, Tennessee; Sandy Springs, Georgia; and Colleyville, Texas. Classic flavors such as coconut cream, Granny’s apple, chocolate meringue and its namesake buttermilk pie are created with love daily with seasonal favorites and thumbprint cookies also available. For more information on Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop, its franchising opportunities or its monthly ‘Pie It Forward’ campaign, visit http://www.buttermilkskypie.com/.

About Studio Four Design Inc.

Since 2002, Studio Four Design has served as a premiere architectural and interior design firm to the Greater Knoxville Area. Their guiding principal is ‘Design Matters’ and their goal is to go beyond expectations to provide design solutions that positively impact their client’s lives and organizations. Their team has worked on a variety of projects over the last decade that includes: churches, educational facilities, restaurants, retail buildings, athletic venues and much more. Studio Four Design takes pride and dedication in all of their projects they serve.  To find out more, call 865-523-5001 or visit http://studiofourdesign.com.

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Heather Ripley
Ripley PR
865-977-1973
hripley@ripleypr.com

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Studio Four Design Celebrates 14th Anniversary by Unveiling Brand New User-Friendly Website

Leading Knoxville based architecture firm commemorates 14th anniversary with strategic layout and new branding

New Website Design - Studio Four Design

Bold and clean, the new Studio Four Design website was designed for optimal engagement with a seamless user experience in mind.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. July 14, 2016 – Studio Four Design, a leading Knoxville architect and design firm, rings in its 14th year of business by building an all new, user-friendly website. The new website showcases the firm’s mission of Design Matters by highlighting a variety of its architecture and design projects allowing clients and potential clients to navigate the company’s current and new projects more easily.

The website is now compatible with most mobile browsers and allows for optimal engagement. Studio Four Design aims to make the design experience as seamless as possible to help in all circumstances – whether you are planning, developing, designing or need assisting with your next project.

“Our inspiration comes from unexpected moments and focused collaboration.  We use this to create a story unique to each project. We respect the design process and the people, and want our website to showcase that. We’ve built a trusted brand for more than 14 years and it’s important for us to be adaptable to the needs of our community,” said Stacy Cox, president and CEO. “This all-new website will allow users to get a better idea of who we are and how we can assist them.”

Studio Four Design’s new website features:

  • A fully responsive desktop and mobile design
  • Information on the history of the company and its team members
  • Updated content that reflects the quality of current and new projects

Studio Four Design has built a 14 year old legacy of delivering high quality design services based on creativity, innovation and hard work for its clients which remains the foundation of the company’s success. Some featured projects on the new website include Altar’d State’s design of 75+ stores in 20 states, Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop, as well as Walker Collision Repair’s 23,500 square foot automotive center in Farragut, Tennessee. The team at Studio Four Design believes and understands that design is not just a means to an end, but rather a beginning to tell your story and is confident the new website launch will do just that. Studio Four will continue its success and trust to Knoxville and surrounding residents.

To learn more about Studio Four Design’s architectural services and to see the newly designed website, visit http://studiofourdesign.com.

About Studio Four Design Inc.
Since 2002, Studio Four Design has served as a premiere architectural and interior design firm to the Greater Knoxville Area. Their guiding principal is Design Matters and their goal is to go beyond expectations to provide design solutions that positively impact their client’s lives and organizations. Their team has worked on a variety of projects over the last decade that includes: churches, educational facilities, restaurants, retail buildings, athletic venues and much more. Studio Four Design takes pride and dedication in all of their projects they serve.  To find out more, call 865-523-5001 or visit http://studiofourdesign.com.

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Are Your Church Facilities a Barrier to Your Ministry? – Part Two

In our previous blog post, we discussed how a church’s building design communicates to its attendees. While growth is the goal for a church, commencing a church expansion project requires careful consideration. If you expand too early, you might not see the return on your investment. If you wait too long, your congregation and membership may suffer.

To avoid this uncertainty, the church architecture and design expert consultants at Studio Four Design identified the areas and indicators to answer your church construction questions like “What do you build?”, “When do you build?”, and “Should you expand now or later?” Here is our second part to your church expansion inquiries.

PARKING

Previously we discussed what reaching 80 percent of your building’s capacity means for your worship space. Truth is, if your worship space is at 80 percent capacity then in all likelihood, your parking lots are full too. The experience of entering and exiting your campus are key first impressions for a visitor to your church.

It’s common to require a minimum ratio of one car to every three or four seats in your worship facility based on the average family size. What’s your parking lot’s current capacity? If you’d like your church to expand, additional parking should be considered a part of that expansion. Develop a site master plan to study what your entire campus currently offers. Then identify what constraints your property has for your future facility needs.

ENVIRONMENT & SETTING

While there is a comfort and ease to keeping things the same, you may get used to something and unable to see the changing quality of the appearance of your campus. Is your landscaping regularly maintained throughout the seasons? How clean and maintained are your sidewalks and parking lots? Do your exterior elements need to be updated? What do your furniture, finishes and lighting communicate about your church fellowship?

The overall environment of your church makes a lasting first impression about your congregation and staff and it influences whether or not visitors return. Accelerate growth by matching your church’s personality inside and out, utilizing wasted space and regularly maintaining the look and functionality of your exteriors and interiors.

Consulting with architecture and design professionals with experience in church building designs can help determine the right path for your church’s facilities. Growth is an exciting part of the ministry but don’t let it overwhelm your congregation or deter from your mission.

Church expansion issues should be dealt with to foster growth, yet they should never take precedence above the church’s mission to foster relationships with your community. Proverbs 21:5 says, ‘The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance.’ Don’t let your facility be a barrier to your mission. Work with professional architecture and design consultants such as the experts at Studio Four Design to make a plan that addresses your growth and other facility barriers while still being stewards to your mission.

By Stacy L. Cox, AIA, President, Studio Four Design